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Sprinco Lightning Air & Kenmore Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

Updated on May 31, 2014
SpringCo distributes Lightning air purifiers.  Kenmore is an air purifier brand distributed by Sears
SpringCo distributes Lightning air purifiers. Kenmore is an air purifier brand distributed by Sears

Springco Lightning Air & Kenmore Air Purifiers

Springco Lightning Air Purifiers offer active and hybrid air purification systems that use ozone and ionization and sometimes combine them with limited filtration. Lightning Air purifiers resemble the types of air purifiers typically imported from overseas but appear to be manufactured in the United States. Kenmore air purifiers are a brand that is distributed by Sears stores. Kenmore air purifiers are strictly filtration systems that target particle pollution. These are low end filtration systems with lower purchase costs, but higher costs of operation over the long term. Use this comparison chart to see how these air purifiers compare to others in the industry. Education is the key to finding the right air purifier for your needs.

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Is the air you breath clean?  Will a Lighning Air or Kenmore Air Purifier clean your air?  Is it the air purifier you need?  What air purifier will give you the cleanest air?
Is the air you breath clean? Will a Lighning Air or Kenmore Air Purifier clean your air? Is it the air purifier you need? What air purifier will give you the cleanest air? | Source

Lightning Air & Kenmore Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
Lightning Air LA-3IC
Lightning Air LA-2spx
Kenmore 85150
Kenmore 85450
Kenmore 85300
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$349.00
$349.99
$99.99
$299.99
$199.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Ozone, ionization
Particle filter, ozone, ionization
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
Ceramic ozone plate-$29.99/2yrs
Particle filter-$48.00/yr, Ceramic ozone plate-$29.99/2yrs
Replacement filter kit-$39.99/yr
Replacement filter kit-$69.99/yr
Replacement filter kit-$59.99/yr
Energy Consumption
110 watts
30 watts
unknown
unknown
unknown
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$85.37/yr
$23.28/yr
$38.81/yr
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$434.37
$420.28
$138.80
$338.80
$108.80
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,611.68
$1,374.78
$1,088.00
$2,238.00
$1,738.00
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
8000 square feet
3500 square feet
150 square feet
401 square feet
300 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$162.89
$361.44
$2,776.00
$2,534.22
$1,088.00
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$604.38
$1,182.31
$21,760.00
$16,743.14
$17,380.00
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
0.375
0.86
20
7.48
10
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
52
60
55
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every 3 months
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
2 cents/yr
3.9 cents/yr
72.5 cents/yr
56 cents/yr
58 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
Particles
Yes (unknown efficiency)
Yes (unknown efficiency)
99.99% to .3 microns
99.99% to .3 microns
99.99% to .3 microns
Odors
yes
yes
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
yes
yes
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
yes
yes
no
no
no
Smoke
yes
yes
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

Lightning Air Purifiers (SpringCo / Alpine Air Technologies)

Lightning Air Purifiers - Cheap Copies of Vollara and EnviroQuest Air Purifiers

These are acceptable air purifiers. I say acceptable because they are replicas of better models of the same technology. These air purifiers will be moderately efficient at cleaning the air. There is one reason I don't recommend them. The better models are available for a better cost over the long term so why pay more for an air purifier that performs worse when you can pay for the best and still save a little money or break even with what you would have spent if you bought these mediocre Lightning air purifiers. Vollara air purifiers and Enviroquest air purifiers are better cost, higher performing air purifiers. Notice I said better cost. These air purifiers might cost a little more up front, but if you study the comparison chart you will see that they cost less over time.

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